Dozier’s BBQ

Dozier's BBQ brisket
Ed Dozier opened a tiny meat market in the then rural town of Fulshear in 1954; current pitmaster Jim Buchanan is adding new pits and techniques to restore this classic joint to its former glory.

Most Houstonians know Fulshear as a sleepy farming town west of the city, but a trip there today reveals a bustling suburban community that’s about to swallow up Fulshear proper. The original Dozier’s reflected this old-school meat market/barbecue joint vibe – laid back with an adequate menu of smoked meats.

New owners recently purchased the joint and brought in Buchanan – a Katy-area native who frequented Dozier’s growing up – to bring the smoked meats up to craft barbecue standards. And he’s done just that – keeping the best of the old-school joint (housemade sausage) with his own contemporary CTX-style skills. The addition of two Moberg offset barrel pits to augment the old-school Oyler has certainly helped with the transformation.

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Owner(s): Jim Cummins & Steve Baur
Pitmaster(s): Jim Buchanan
Established: 1957
Address: 8222 FM 359, Fulshear, TX 77441
Hours: Tue-Sun 11AM-7PM or sold out
Phone: (281) 346-1411
Known for: Dozier's is still a full-service meat market with a dizzying array of outstanding housemade sausages.
Pro-tip: During hunting season (fall), Dozier's has a full-service game-processing facility.
Brisket price/lb: $24.00
Price Date: 2021-05-28
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